Category Archives: Opening Up

An Opening Up Read-along: Is an Open Relationship for You?

This is part of a shared reading of Opening Up. Visit the series introduction to catch up on past installments. Comments are always welcome, whether you’re reading along with us or not. In this installment, we discuss CHAPTER 3, “Is an Open Relationship for You?” While books like Sex At Dawn make a compelling argument that humans did not evolve as monogamous creatures, […]

More Myths of Nonmonogamy

The topic for last week’s Opening Up Read-along was myths of nonmonogamy. Readers on a FetLife thread (free login required) shared more myths of polyamory and open relationships which I’d like to discuss. Poly people are trying to steal your girlfriend (or boyfriend). Drama sucks. Stealing someone in a monogamous relationship isn’t ethical behavior, and it is almost […]

An Opening Up Read-along: Myths about Non-Monogamy

This is part of a shared reading of Opening Up. Visit the series introduction to catch up on past installments. Comments are always welcome, whether you’re reading along with us or not. In this installment, we discuss Chapter 2, “Myths About Nonmonogamy” There are lots of misconceptions about human relationships. In a way, books like this one […]

An Opening Up Read-Along: Pilots, Parties, & Polyamory (History)

This is the second part of my shared reading of Opening Up. If you missed last week, catch up on our discusson of the book’s introduction. Comments are always welcome, whether you’re reading along with us or not. In this installment we discuss Chapter 1, “Pilots, Parties, and Polyamory: A Brief History” “The practice of […]